Alexandra J. Franke

January 3, 1928 - July 10, 2022

Alexandra J. Franke, 94, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2017, formerly of Mineola, Long Island, NY, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2022 in North Fort Myers, FL. She was born January 3, 1928 in East Prussia, Germany to Alexi and Matilde Tretjakow, now deceased.

Alexandra was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mineola. She was a very caring person and loved singing and dancing in her youth and into adulthood with her husband Herb. Alice, as she was known in the States, came to this country when her family was driven from their farm by invading Russian troops. They took what they could carry in a horse drawn carriage and eventually made it State side. She was very close to her sister even though her sister remained in Germany.

She is survived by two loving children, Ronnie Franke and Harold Franke (Linda), both of Cape Coral; sister, Delia Meyer of Siegen, Germany; as well as two grandchildren, Stephanie and Melissa.

Alexandra was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert F. Franke in 2020.

Private family services are being held.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Alexandra J. Franke are suggested to to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Dinah Diaz Jul 12, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    Dear Hal, Linda, Stephanie, Melissa and the extended Franke family.
    Our family sends our deepest condolences. May God grant you serenity and peace during this difficult time. Sincerely, Juan, Dinah, David, Dennis and Caitlin

  2. John Berning Jul 12, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    I will always remember Mrs. Franke with a warm smile and something good to eat. H you and your family will be in my prayers.

  3. Chris Palermo Jul 15, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Met Mrs Franke in Aug 1980 moving into college dorm. From that day on, I was a part of the family. Was always welcomed in her home.
    Wonderful memories of her and Oma

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